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2012 Draft Scouting Report: J.T. Chargois
Events Scouted: Cape Cod League
Chargois has a very strong, powerful build, which also allows him to succeed as a hitter in college baseball. He's physically mature and won't need to pack on much strength as a professional. Chargois is also a better than average athlete.
There's definitely some effort to Chargois' delivery. He has a high leg kick, comes over the top and produces some good drive from his lower body. But, he's herky jerky to say the least. Since he doesn't profile as a starter in the pros, the effort in his delivery isn't that much of a concern for scouts.
Chargois is on the radar because of the electric arm he showcased on the Cape last summer. He can get it up to 98 mph and sits consistently at 94-97 mph. He shows explosive life through the zone and it appears to really get on hitters quickly. His command is average at times but he does have bouts of inconsistency in this category.
This is why Chargois can be a closer at the next level. Aside from the fastball, he has the power plus curveball to go along with it. He throws it at 79-82 mph and it flashes plus 11-5 action. He shows an ability to back foot this pitch against lefties, which could really help him combat hitters from this side as a professional. The consistency isn't always there right now, but with more mound experience it should come.
Right now, Chargois looks like the ideal two plus pitch, power armed closer that a team would take in the top two rounds in June. He's not a polished product and has limited mound experience, but the power stuff does not lie and his command is improving everyday. This is a pitcher who could potentially close in the big leagues.
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